Larry Fitzgerald could be game-time decision; is risky fantasy play

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald could be a game-time decision for Week 2. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Fitzgerald injured his hamstring in practice on Wednesday, so the injury is not stemming from the team's opener against the St. Louis Rams.

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On Friday, Fitzgerald practiced, but did so in a limited basis, as he did on Thursday. Darren Urban of the team's official website believes that Fitzgerald will end up being a game-time decision for the Cardinals, and thinks there is a solid chance that Fitzgerald could end up inactive so as not to cause further injury that would keep him out for longer.

If Fitzgerald is a game-time decision,  his involvement in the offense in the event that he does play will certainly be in question. He could always be used as a decoy to occupy one or even two cornerbacks.

Fantasy Impact: If nothing new comes out regarding Fitzgerald before you have to make your start/sit decisions for Sunday, then Fitzgerald is probably not a smart play. When there's a better-than 50 percent chance that he'll play, he should always be a player that gets the start, but that percentage isn't known at this point. He's a risky start, unless you don't have any desirable backup options.

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